Special Course Descriptions

Soc 394 11 Armed Forces & Society

This course focuses on the interactive effects among the military, the state (government), and society (citizens). Components of the course include examination of social change and the growth of military institutions, civil-military relations, the changing functions of the military in (global) society, military service as an occupation or a profession, the sociology of military life, and the intersection of the military institution with issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation. This course will also explore the relationships of foreign militaries to their host societies in a comparative context with the U.S.

Prerequisites: two prior sociology courses or permission of the instructor.